NextGen: Get to Know RAND Experts and Ideas

Through the NextGen initiative, RAND helps rising policy professionals and public servants deepen their understanding of today's most critical issues. We provide educational experiences and content that break down RAND research and analysis on everything from climate and energy, to inequality and equity, to emerging technology.

Our main objective: empower rising leaders to inform, influence, and make better policy decisions.

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Our Programs and Policy Experiences

  • Rising Policy Leaders Dialogues: These roundtables are held at our RAND offices, most frequently in Washington, D.C. Attendees will learn about RAND and our recent work on today's toughest policy challenges.
  • RAND Policy Labs: Policy Labs are virtual learning sessions that provide an exclusive opportunity to hear RAND experts' insights on important global and domestic policy issues.
  • Interactive Learning Experiences: We partner with universities and other organizations and create custom interactive sessions, such as policy-focused games and virtual hackathons.
  • Leadership Intensives: With expertise in more than 350 disciplines, RAND develops classes that sharpen attendees policy prowess and leadership skills.
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We are nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.

We solve the world’s toughest problems.

With more than 1,000 policy experts in 350 disciplines, RAND tackles the toughest policy challenges—from climate and energy, to inequality and equity, to emerging technology, and much more.

We educate the policy leaders of tomorrow.

RAND educates the policy leaders of tomorrow through the Pardee RAND Graduate School, which offers both master's and doctorate degrees in policy analysis. We also offer a Summer Associate Program.

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